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Where do great ideas come from? What techniques do different people use to develop them? And how do you know when an idea is truly great? Join Phil Golub, Barry Fiske and a different special guest every episode for a lively conversation over beers about the alchemy of developing brilliant ideas. So pop open a beer, crack open your mind and listen each week to see… what bubbles up!

What Bubbles Up Phil and Barry

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Where do great ideas come from? What techniques do different people use to develop them? And how do you know when an idea is truly great? Join Phil Golub, Barry Fiske and a different special guest every episode for a lively conversation over beers about the alchemy of developing brilliant ideas. So pop open a beer, crack open your mind and listen each week to see… what bubbles up!

    S3 E7: What Bubbles Up in...Social Media!

    S3 E7: What Bubbles Up in...Social Media!

    In this episode, Merkle's Director of Social and Content, Nick Verlaney, joins us for a chat and a drink about all things social media. Nick runs down why each of the top social platforms were, are, and still can be great ideas. We also discuss the ways that businesses can uniquely take advantage of all the benefits that social provides, while avoiding the pitfalls and 'dark truths' that often come with those strategies. And as we reveal, one great idea is to join Barry and Nick for Merkle's Fast Currents LinkedIn Live series, starting May 5th. Enjoy!

    Drinks: Amherst Brewing Company Jess IPA, Maine Beer Co. Lunch IPA, Boulevard Brewing Company Dark Truth Imperial Stout

    Links: https://www.merkleinc.com/, https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:6924479661884280832/


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    • 44 min
    S3 E6: What Bubbles Up in...SXSW 2022!

    S3 E6: What Bubbles Up in...SXSW 2022!

    What were the best ideas at SXSW this year? Valerie Vacante, Director of Strategy and Product Innovation at Merkle, joins us for a drink and a chat live from Austin, Texas with her observations on the 2022 South by Southwest Festival. Val runs down her 5 favorite new product and service ideas of the week and dishes on other discussions, events and presentations from the festival. We cover everything from the Metaverse, the Future of Work and the rise of digital-physical experiences to the phenomenon of "Retro Revival". Enjoy!

    Drinks: Tröeg's Brewing Company Perpetual IPA, Three Notch'd Brewing Ghost of the James American Pale Ale, Sparkling Water

    Links: https://www.merkleinc.com/


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    • 42 min
    S3 E5: What Bubbles Up in... Music Production!

    S3 E5: What Bubbles Up in... Music Production!

    In this episode, Jack Bradley, Executive Producer and Partner at HiFi Project, joins us for a drink and a chat about the ever-changing world of commercial music production. We discus how to give constructive feedback (even when you don't have a music background), how to think through the dreaded "buy" vs. "borrow" vs. "create" question, and how much much it costs to license one of Annie Lennox's most well-known songs. Enjoy!

    Drinks: Wormtown Brewery Be Hoppy IPA, Precarious Beer Project You Freakin' Out Bro? German Pilsner, Dorchester Brewing Company Neponset Gold Golden Ale

    Links: https://www.hifiproject.com/


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    • 54 min
    S3 E4: What Bubbles Up in...Content Marketing!

    S3 E4: What Bubbles Up in...Content Marketing!

    In this episode, Andi Robinson, Global Digital Content & Brand Leader at Corteva Agriscience, joins us for a drink and a chat about successful content marketing strategies. Andi gives us some great ideas about how to launch successful content marketing campaigns, how to operationalize consistent messaging in a decentralized, global company, and shares with us why content isn't just king, but rather the entire kingdom. Enjoy!

    Drinks: Prairie Artisan Ales Seasick Crocodile Sour Ale, Devil's Backbone Brewing Co. Backbone Premium Lager, Diet Coke

    Links: https://www.corteva.com


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    • 38 min
    S3 E3: What Bubbles Up in...Web 3.0!

    S3 E3: What Bubbles Up in...Web 3.0!

    In this episode, Dave Meeker, Head of Design & Innovation and Global Chief Innovation Officer for Dentsu Americas, joins us for a drink and a chat about design in a world enabled by Web 3.0. Dave gives us his honest take on the Metaverse, tells us why "shiny object syndrome" can be the right place to start inventing the future, and delivers a wild and entertaining history lesson on the web from 1.0 to present day.  Enjoy!

    Drinks: Fort Hill Brewery Farmer's Fresh IPA, Virginia Beer Co. Saving Daylight American Wheat Ale, Espresso with Jameson Whiskey and Bailey's Irish Creme

    Links: https://www.isobar.com   www.dentsu.com  www.merkle.com




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    • 48 min
    S3 E2: What Bubbles Up in... CES 2022!

    S3 E2: What Bubbles Up in... CES 2022!

    What were the best ideas at CES this year?  Val Vacante, Director of Strategy and Product Innovation at Merkle, joins us for a drink and chat about her observations from Vegas and the 2022 Consumer Electronics Showcase. Val runs down her 5 favorite new products and dishes on a few other "interesting" concepts as well. We cover everything from contactless commerce and immersive digital experiences to the difference between "cool" and "innovative" new products.  Enjoy!

    Drinks: Stella Artois Belgian Pilsner, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Christmas Morning Stout, Prosecco and Strawberries

    Links: https://www.merkleinc.com/


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    • 34 min

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